INVITATION TO BID

Bid No.

WB/ICB/HEI-SSI-1/2005

Issued By

Ministry of Education

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 150.00

Published Date

July 16, 2006

Opening Date

August 31, 2006

Remarks

Bid Category

Electrical & Office Equipment

Description

 

1.      The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Education, has received a credit form the International Development Association toward the cost of Post Secondary Education Project (PSEP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the Contract for Strengthening Higher Education support institutions-Procurement of electrical goods and office equipment.

2.      The Ministry of Education now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for:

               Lot 1: Computers and Accessories

               Lot 2: Audio-visual and office equipment

               Lot 3: Printing equipment

Bidders may quote for any one or lots. Bids for individual lots will be evaluated separately and contracts will awarded to the lowest evaluated bidder for each lot.

3.      Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guide-lines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits May 2004 and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

4.      Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Education, Purchasing Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below form 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. ( working hours only), during the week days.

5.      A complete set of bidders between 17 July 2006 and 24 August 2006 on the submission of a written application to the given address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ETB 150 (plus bank’s charges from money transfer) or equivalent in US Dollars. The written application should specify the name of the company who made the payment for the bidding documents as well its detailed contact points (address, phone, fax, email, and backup email, contact person name and title) and should have attached the proof of payment of the non-refundable fee). Payment can be done in cash at the address below or through certified cheque on the name of the Ministry of Education. The bidding documents can be collected directly form the address specified below or can be delivered by special courier.

In case of delivery by special courier, the potential bidder shall be the sole responsible for paying and arranging the shipment of documents. Under no circumstances the Ministry of Education shall be responsible for any late delivery or loss of the bidding documents delivered by special courier.

6.      Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 31 August 2006 at 09:00 hours (A.M.) local time. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 09:30 hours (A.M.) local time on 31 August 2006. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of:

Lot 1: ETB 40,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

Lot 2: ETB 20,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

Lot 3: ETB 10,000 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

7.   The address (es) referred to above is (are)

Attention: Procurement Unit
Address: Ministry of Education, Room 032, Arat Kilo
Telephone: +251 111 56 55 38 Or +251 111 55 31 33 Ext. 231
Facsimile Number: +251 111 56 65
P.O. Box 1367
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

   

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